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Cornell Students Revolt Against Obamacare-like Health Fee

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posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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Another college is getting students frustrated with the health insurance madness.

Now it's Cornell.

They are "adding" some kind of fee if you *Don't* buy their insurance.

Not quite understanding, but it sounds like more hypocrisy all over the place.

Higher education *does* have its moments indeed !!




Irony that Cornell fee for NOT purchasing university plan mirrors Obamacare penalty, which most students support.

Last week, Cornell’s President David Skorton dropped a bombshell on the student body when he announced, in an email sent to all students, a $350 student health fee to be levied on all students who do not purchase Cornell’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) starting next academic year.

Immediately, the campus erupted in outrage over yet another hike in the cost to attend Cornell—one that would not be covered by financial aid because it is a fee and one that was announced so suddenly without any warning from the University administration.

The Cornell Review, the campus’s conservative publication of which I am Editor-in-Chief, was the first to break the story and has worked diligently all week gathering and reporting as much information as possible to bring the situation to national attention. I am scheduled to appear on Fox & Friends Sunday morning (tentatively 7:20 a.m. Eastern) to discuss the student protests.


Socialism 101: Cornell Students Revolt Against Obamacare-like Health Fee (#FightTheFee)



The *DRAMA* !!

The *Irony* !!





posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Lol-elections have consequences-isn't that what the liberals were saying that supported obamacare?

Oh-and that anyone that was against it was just a racist?

It's good to see liberal breeding grounds (colleges) paying the piper.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

So you would think with the way tuition/school cost is, that it would be added benefit, right.

Even though this is wrong.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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Charging people who have adequate insurance is crazy, seems like a sleazy attempt from the University to gouge their students.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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NOBODY should be FORCED to buy anything, especially garbage health insurance.

What is going on anymore in this country???




edit on 14-2-2015 by DenyTreason because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: Elton

Is it ok when obama does the same thing-but on a national level?



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: FalcoFan

Oh no, not at all... Was a betrayal to the people who voted for him and a gift to the insurance industry.


But regarding Cornell, I really don't see how it is legal to charge people extra for a service they won't be receiving.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: FalcoFan
a reply to: Elton

Is it ok when obama does the same thing-but on a national level?


Obama isn't making me buy Cornell health plan. He's not making me buy anything. I got to choose my plan and I found a very affordable one with all the doctors I wanted within the network.

My choice. My doctors. Nobody made me do it.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: DenyTreason
NOBODY should be FORCED to buy anything, especially garbage health insurance.

What is going on anymore in this country???





In my tax return for 2014, I had to answer the question did I have health insurance all year. So I just checked the yes box and that is all it took.
Of course I did not have coverage, and I never will. And if they want proof on a tax return, I will fabricate it in the future. I am not afraid to say it here, or anywhere. Never give in, and never co-operate with anything that has Obama's diaper stains on it. He is just a walking diaper stain.
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posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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Wait a minute here. Can't the students (26 years of age and under) be covered under their parents plan? Wasn't that one of the benefits of Obamacare? I smell a rat here and see a law suit. Maybe if the students don't have ANY insurance but if they're already covered through other means, this should be illegal.
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posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

This has nothing to do with obamacare at all.

It is about the rising cost of the university and the article just decided to bring in the ACA as a parallel.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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Cornell is re-defining Democracy.

Democracy is now a collective dictatorship.




posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

But according to this:

a $350 student health fee to be levied on all students who do not purchase Cornell’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
if they already have health insurance by other providers then it seems it would be a penalty instead of a fee and an illegal one at that. I don't think they'll get away with it. It's just wrong. We'll see what happens between now and then.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

Ya hence the comparison but has nothing to do with the actual aca.

And I agree in both cases it is wrong.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed

originally posted by: DenyTreason
NOBODY should be FORCED to buy anything, especially garbage health insurance.

What is going on anymore in this country???





In my tax return for 2014, I had to answer the question did I have health insurance all year. So I just checked the yes box and that is all it took.
Of course I did not have coverage, and I never will. And if they want proof on a tax return, I will fabricate it in the future. I am not afraid to say it here, or anywhere. Never give in, and never co-operate with anything that has Obama's diaper stains on it. He is just a walking diaper stain.


Good deal, to lie to them bums.

When people are SCREWING us, they deserve to be LIED to.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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VP Murphy issues statement on student health fee

What the university is doing, literally, has nothing to do with Obamacare. What they are doing is charging a fee for a service that the students already have. Why? Because they expanded their healthcare facilities by borrowing money.


students with their own insurance will contribute through $200 of the new health fee, which includes payback of the borrowed funds.


The university spent money and, now that they're in debt, want to take it from the students. You're better off drawing parallel's of taxation and the national debt than you are comparing it to Obamacare.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 05:08 AM
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I have the same attitude anymore with the government as both NoCorruptionAllowed and DenyTreason.

Stars for both of you for standing against this. The government is above the laws they push through to screw the sucker-citizen. If the laws aren't enforced across the board, they aren't valid and it is our duty to deny them.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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leave it to big business to find creative ways to exploit bad laws to their advantage.
If what cornell is doing is legal then I think we can look forward to a lot more companies doing this.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 04:02 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
leave it to big business to find creative ways to exploit bad laws to their advantage.
If what cornell is doing is legal then I think we can look forward to a lot more companies doing this.


It wouldnt be a surprise. What do you expect from colleges? They require you to live in dorms for 2 years, they require you to buy a cafeteria meal plan even if you'll never use it. They require you to buy hardcover editions of books that are available for free digitally by their publishers. Just another in the long line of ways to gouge students.



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